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Pitcairn Island Legalises Same Sex Marriage

The tiny island of Pitcairn has legalised same-sex marriage two days after the supreme court in the deeply Catholic country of Mexico allows same sex marriage.

Pitcairn Island is a British colony with its own assembly but a population of only 56, making it the world’s tiniest democracy.

Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome, said, “The majority of Australians who support marriage equality will be bewildered and frustrated that we are falling behind places as diverse as Catholic  Mexico and tiny Pitcairn Island.”

Mr Croome also highlighted that Australia’s international reputation will for as long marriage equality is delayed in Australia.

1 Comment on Pitcairn Island Legalises Same Sex Marriage

  1. Aron Sasportas // June 21, 2015 at 2:57 am // Reply

    Report 3p in “Equal Human Rights and Civil Rights for All Persons, No Matter Their Gender, No Matter Their Sexual Orientation: An Interpretive Newsletter” (www./ gives more information about the legalisation of same-gender civil marriage in the Pitcairn Group of Islands.

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